Gil Anidjar

Gil Anidjar is a professor in the Departments of Religion and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS).

Trained

Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, Jewish Thought

Interests

Jews and Arabs, Political Theology, Race and Religion, Christianity, Rhetorical Exertion, Continental PhilosophyRecent

Courses

Religion 101, Freud and Derrida, Reading Orientalism

Books

‘Our Place in al-Andalus’: Kabbalah, Philosophy, Literature in Arab Jewish Letters (2002); The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy (2003); Semites: Race, Religion, Literature (2008)

Edited

Jacques Derrida, Acts of Religion (2002)

Translated

Marc Nichanian, The Historiographic Perversion (2009); Peter Szendy, Prophecies of Leviathan. Reading Past Melville (2010)

Recent Essays

“The Enemy’s Two Bodies (Political Theology Too)” in Political Theology and Race, Vincent W. Lloyd, ed. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012) 156-173.

“Blood” in Political Concepts: A Critical Lexicon 1 (December 2011), online at www.politicalconcepts.org

“The Meaning of Life,” Critical Inquiry 37: 4 (Summer 2011) 697-723.